Thursday, August 17, 2006

Taste the Rainbow

Everybody knows that when they eat a bag of skittles they are going to taste the rainbow, but do they really know why? The actual tasting of the rainbow is obviously just the various delicious flavors of skittles (omg product placement) that stretch across the whole delicious candy fuit flavor spectrum, in much the same way as a rainbow has all the colors in the visible light spectrum. But it is not just about the flavors, its about the experience.

In order to fully understand the stunning similarities between skittles and rainbows we must first look at what a rainbow is. See, after it rains there plenty of water droplets in the air. As light waves pass through these water droplets at an angle the velocity of the wave changes as it enters the new medium causing the light to refract and seperate into the distinct colors (which is to say wavelengths, each of which refrtacts at a slightly different angle, causing the colors to "seperate") that we see in a rainbow. The crux of it that the aftermath of a rainstorm causes rather bland light from the sun to become a beautiful array of colors because the different components (wavelengths) of that light react differently to the change in medium.

Now when you think about it, a rainbow is a lot like life. It starts out as a white canvas like sunlight (white light contains all the different colors but is still pretty boring, it just has a lot of potential like a white canvas) but ends up a beautiful and varied array of colors. Rainstorms are like the major experiences of your life the consequences of which shape who you are, just as the aftermath of a storm makes a rainbow a rainbow. The different facets of your being and elements of your personality are like different wavelengths of light that are affected in different ways by experiences you have and its those variations that make you into a rainbow.

Ok, but what does that have to do with skittles? Well, if we take our rainbow=life metaphor and apply is to "Taste the Rainbow" then eating skittles is like 'tasting life' (it just so happens that it tastes like chicken). I figure thats a lot like "sucking the marrow from life" (some famous guy said that) and...wait...what does that have to do with skittles? Fuck.

Well at any rate, go eat some skittles, they're delicious (in seven different ways).

10 comments:

OldSchoolKlingon said...

More than seven actually, if you're a fan of the tropical varieties and whatnot. By the way, I think this qualifies as a hard-fucking-core metaphor. Really awesome.

Bounasera.

justifiably_vertical said...

'Seven' is a reference to the number of colors in a rainbow.
And I'm not a fan of the tropical varieties.

The Juicy One said...

1. the tropical varieties own
2. rainbow=life metaphor, awesome
the rest of it, wtf??? dude, that made no sense and im an english person. did you smoke something??
3. oh my god the corporations have brainwashed you!!!!

hmm...perhaps this is the elusive 7 of the 7th notion?

dr_koopon said...

i was thinking 7 notions too, not rainbow colors. (maybe notion the seventh is written on violet?)

and btw, even though its midnight and im not hungry, the pic still made my mouth water.

justifiably_vertical said...

Maybe I'll rename my blog the "Skittles Notion"

SabilaK said...

I ONLY like the red and purple Skittles.

justifiably_vertical said...

wow, you just totaly fell off my top ten list of coolest people.

SabilaK said...

Ouch.

The Juicy One said...

don't worry, it's not very exclusive : )

terra shield said...

I'm gonna go look for a bag of skittles on my way back...